Local Stories

GSR on Community Foundations –
Collecting More Local Stories

The Global Status Report aims to offer a selection of stories, collected from all around the world, to demonstrate successful projects and their impact on communities. In this way the GSR 2010 stays connected to this vital network of Community Foundations. We are always eager to receive new stories to add on to this website.

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Zawiya Community Foundation

Saffa Women's Committee

A community group of 15 women from 5 villages north of Nablus on the West Bank in Palestine manage a fundraising campaign to build a community park. Various donors respond to their entrepreneurial approach.

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Assocation of Slovak Community Foundations

Saffa Women's Committee

Bratislava Community Foundation supports neighbouring Hungarian citizens to start a Community Foundation by offering learning and site visits.

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Cluj Community Foundation

Swimathon poster for Cluj Community Foundation

Supporters of the Swimathon, organized by the Cluj Community Foundation in Romania, invite the community to participate and enjoy a swimming competition sponsored by local donors.

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Anat Kah, Mayan Riviera Community Foundation

Local women attend a computer literacy class in Mexico

Local women attend a computer literacy class. The Mayan Riviera Community Foundation supports the project that educates women for better access to higher paid jobs.

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Community Foundation Leipzig

German Chancellor Angela Merkel awards the Community Foundation Leipzig with the “Förderpreis Aktive Bürgerschaft 2009”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel awards the Community Foundation Leipzig with the 'Förderpreis Aktive Bürgerschaft 2009' for its educational programmes, specifically for using music as a vehicle for education.

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Community Foundation of Euroregion Labe

Donors and Board members enjoy their annual dinner party in which they are informed about the Euroregion Labe Community Foundation’s development and assets.

Donors and Board members enjoy their annual dinner party in which they are informed about the Euroregion Labe Community Foundation's development and assets.

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Community Foundations of Canada (CFC)

Representatives from various communities protest in front of Lake Winnipeg to secure watershed

Representatives from various communities protest in front of Lake Winnipeg to secure watershed for current and future generations. A collaborative effort of 13 Community Foundations, supported by CFC, has placed the issue firmly on the political agenda.

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The Beautiful Foundation

Children taking part in The Beautiful Foundation's Rainbow Coin Bank Campaign

The Beautiful Foundation mobilizes school children in a giving campaign through their investment in philanthropic education.

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Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean farmer proudly presents the community market garden

A Zimbabwean farmer proudly presents the community market garden funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe. The grant enables a local community to provide food for the community and generate income from the sales of its crop.

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Manakau Community Foundation

The migrant community of Manakau in New Zealand performs in a band

The migrant community of Manakau in New Zealand performs in a band. Music is a way to connecting to each other and to communicate with their new community. The Manakau Community Foundation supports this activity with a grant.

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Russian Community Foundations

Russian community foundation practitioners working together on evaluation

Seven Community Foundations in Russia learn how to better evaluate their work and create more impact, thanks to a grant from CAF Russia.

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Community Foundation Network United Kingdom

Logo for Community Foundation Network of the UK

The Community Foundation Network UK advocates that a change in government policy might impact UK’s Community Foundations grant policy.

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Tuzla Community Foundation

Participants in Eco-sport in Tuzla, Romania

Youth volunteers from the Eco-sport citizens' association built a new playground for 500 children in their neighbourhood. The grant from the Community Foundation Tuzla paid for the materials.

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